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EURES Targeted Mobility Scheme (TMS) Sweden

EURES Targeted Mobility Scheme (TMS) Sweden makes it easier to move and work in EU

EURES Targeted Mobility Scheme (TMS) Sweden is an EU financed project driven by fair mobility standards and a no-profit principle. The aim is to match candidates across EU with employers with hard to fill vacancies, including provision of EURES mobility services and various financial supports.

To take part in TMS Sweden, you must first contact a EURES Adviser to get mobility services such as job search tips, information about labour market conditions and information about TMS and its conditions. Based on certain conditions you can apply for financial support as a contribution to your costs connected to a job interview, relocation to a new country of work, language training, recognition of qualifications. TMS Sweden will verify all information provided, and both EURES adviser involved and recruiting employer will be contacted during the application process. No financial support can be granted until we received written answers from both EURES adviser and employer.

Please note there is no legal entitlement to funding. Applications can be rejected if the eligibility criteria are not met.

TMS offers:

  • Job interview allowance is a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs depending on the distance (min. 50 km) from EUR 110-385, as well as a daily subsistence allowance of up to EUR 55 per day to cover meals, local transport, telecommunications, and other sundries. If the actual costs are substantially lower than the allowance, it may be reduced accordingly.
  • Relocation allowance (support to get settled in the new country of work; this is a flat rate according to country of destination from EUR 770-1.540). It is paid only once, after you have relocated and started your new job.
  • Family allowance. When you have been offered a job and applied for a relocation allowance through TMS Sweden, you can also apply for financial support for your spouse and dependent children, if they are relocating and settling with you in the country of destination. The financial support is a flat rate per family according to country of destination from EUR 770-1540.
  • Language course: Recruited or pre-selected candidates can be reimbursed for shorter language courses up to max. EUR 2.200 per jobseeker
  • Recognition of qualifications: Payment of financial support may be claimed, flat rate of max EUR 440, after submission of the recognition request to the competent clarification body in the new country of work

Conditions and eligibility criteria

Basic conditions for jobseekers

  • 18 years or older.
  • Citizen and resident of an EU country, Norway, or Iceland.
  • Or EU long-term resident in an EU country, Norway, or Iceland (to be eligible, third-country nationals must have lived in the EU country where they apply for an uninterrupted period of five years and fulfill some further requirements, as defined in Directive 2003/109/EC).
  • Looking for work in other country than country of residence (must be a change of country of residence).
  • Be in contact with a EURES Adviser and receive mobility services.
  • Not be moving back to work in country of origin, or country where you have previously, at some point, been resident, i.e., lived/studied/worked, so called return mobility.

Eligible work placements

  • Minimum 6 months employment (3-6 months for traineeships).
  • Working hours must be at least 50 percent of full-time work.
  • Must be advertised as a job vacancy, published and open to several workers to apply for (transparency).
  • Must comply with national labour and social protection laws and ensure fair wages and work conditions, such as collective agreements or minimum wage.
  • Must ensure a salary and a written contract specifying the duration of the employment, working time, rights and obligations, remuneration and social security provisions.
  • Can also be a work-based traineeship.
    (Traineeships under TMS Sweden should comply with the European Quality Framework for Traineeships (QFT) and be managed by the project partners: Allianssi Youth Exchanges, Better Business international (BBi) or IFOA. Please contact one of them for more information about traineeship opportunities.)

Non-eligible work placements

  • Placements with European institutions and bodies and other international policy, economic, social, and scientific organisations as well as supra-national regulatory bodies and their agencies. Applies also to EEA networks, platforms, lobbies, or other similar organisations when their budget resources depend exclusively or mainly on EU funding.
  • Placements within sales and telemarketing, businesses with high staff turnover or with one or more days of unpaid trial work/training before employment or which offers only commission with no fixed wages.
  • Placements with employment in one country and actual work in another country (so called posted worker).
  • Work-based training offers whose completion is a mandatory requirement to access a profession in specific sectors (e.g. medicine, architecture, law, aircraft industry, etc.).
  • Free-lance or self-employed.
  • Internships and apprenticeships.
  • Babysitter, au pair or nanny.

Please find application forms and further information here

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If you need to upload and send documents regarding TMS, you can do it via the link below.

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Workindenmark tel.: +45 7222 3300, e-mail:

The project is funded by the European Union.


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